Social Systems Design and it's Education
A Session at the
April 14-17, 1998, Vienna, Austria (EU)
Submission deadline: October 31, 1997
This session is to foster the exchange of ideas and experience
among researchers working on theoretical and practical issues of
social systems design and education.
Topics of interest include:
- Approaches/models/ methods of designing social systems.
(As well as approaches to design the design inquiry
- Education in developing competence in social systems
design, including developing a design culture through
- We look for answers for such questions as:
- What is social systems design (and what is not)?
- Why do we need it today?
- When should we design?
- What is the product of design?
- What is the process of design?
- Who should be the designers?
- How to evaluate the process and product of
- Additionally delegates may be interested in: the
philosophy and theory of design, multiple perspectives in
design, the ethics of design, the mode of communication
in design, creativity in design, seeking the ideal, the
qualities we seek in design, the design of social
evolution, how design adds value to our lives.
|Notifications of acceptance/rejection:
|Final papers due:
For details of how to prepare the draft final paper, see the
guidelines for the main EMCSR conference published on the EMCSR web server
Draft final papers should not exceed 10 single-spaces A4
pages, final papers must not exceed 6 pages (10 point,
A list of accepted papers will be made available here after
December 19, 1997.
Bela Banathy, USA,
Mathew James, UK,
For any further information on this session please contact the